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« on: March 13, 2010 09:56:43 PM »

I really wanna make my own bouquet for our wedding. I love the idea of sewing them and making them from fabric (though my Mum thinks it's a little crazy) and I've been searching for flowers and made a few, I just need a little help in knowing how to attach them to stems.
I could use those florist wire stems, or I've seen some on the internet that use sticks and twigs for the stems. Firstly, I don't know which to use, whether one would be easier to make in to a bouquet or look better. But secondly, I don't know how to attach them. Has any one got any experience of this, or any one any ideas as to how to attach them? Any help would be great! Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2010 09:47:02 AM »

use hair pins to poke them into a half sphere of florist foam.  You could cover the foam with fabric first or place your flowers so there are no gapes.
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010 11:32:14 AM »

i think thats a wonderful idea! do that! and then you can poke a bunch of sticks or flower stems to the bottom part of the ball and wrap cloth around part of the ball and down to the stems to make it look like its tapering, this is really hard to explain what im seeing in my head. but i like the idea, i might have to do one for my reception bouquett like the one im supposed to throw. anyways i have a question for you, do you know where i can find a tut on how to make fowers like those? both the roses and the other ones (can never remember what those are called) thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2010 07:19:46 AM »

That is a great idea!  I was trying to figure out how you could attach them to stems... but attaching them that way would be even better.  You might even be able to use sewing pins.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2010 07:41:10 PM »

I'm trying to figure out something similar except with crocheted flowers instead of fabric...are you going to do any leaves or touches of green?  I have mine all pinned into a foam ball and I think I am going to stick some dowels into that and cover the bunch of them with ribbon. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2010 12:58:51 AM »

you can get bridal hair sticks and use those to attach the flowers. most of the time they come with eaither floral or pearl heads, which i believe would make a elegant touch on the fabric flowers..
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2010 06:09:48 AM »

Hello!
Thanks for all your comments and advice... I've been working on them and have come up with these.... Just need to collect a few more sticks and tie them together somehow...

my sister suggested using red and white for my bouquet and just white for the bridesmaids. I love the buttons on them - they're from my mum's huge collection and they're all different!
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010 07:06:06 PM »

The buttons are terrific!!  For putting together the bouquet, the way I did mine was to hold all the stems together the way I wanted, then (with a little help), wrap them tightly in the middle with clear packing tape.  Then I covered the packing tape in satin ribbon and finally with my decorative ribbon.
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2010 01:28:18 AM »

hmm.... packing tape... I wouldn't have thought of that...  Roll Eyes
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